For people who can’t directly participate in the Carry that Weight project, whether because of disability, being triggered by the rape mattress, or simply not being a student at college, there are many other ways to protest colleges’ lax attitude toward sexual violence. Shown here is one of them: declare an infestation at your school.
Anybody can participate: parents, alums, people in the community living near these places, anyone who objects to the violence. You can tape it to yourself as a sign while you go about your day and/or post it to your profiles. This was made with a meme generator; google your school, choose a picture, upload it, and make your declaration. If you’re fancy, you could photoshop this idea into a school banner, freshman welcoming leaflet, and campus signs. Enjoy.
Alternatively, the phrase #EducatingRapists might better suit your sense of irony and hypocrisy.
Disability accommodations tend to be seen as special privileges, as political correctness acting to deliberately lower the bar for people who aren’t qualified and thus shouldn’t be present. Superficially, a person who is not able to perform as required is not qualified, and thus should not be hired or admitted. Changing the parameters in order to account for that person’s deficiency, essentially giving that person “an extra hand” which nobody else is permitted, smacks of special treatment.
In the United States, most people believe that you must be religious to be moral, and further that atheists are not only amoral but also arrogant.
Religion has a set of rules to follow; without adhering to a religion, you have nothing but yourself to guide you. Often, religions teach that people are inherently sinful—inherently bad. Following your own moral inclinations would therefore create a selfish, malicious ideology. This is where the idea that religion is a prerequisite to morality comes from. When you reject the guidelines of religion, you’re either choosing to follow your own ideas or you’re outright rejecting any restrictions on your behavior. Either way, you’ve rejected any oversight. The only reason to reject guidance, the logic goes, is that you’ve decided you know best, in which case you must think yourself perfect. Believing oneself perfect is the result of an arrogant personality, which confirms the idea that nothing good results from rejecting religion.
The fault in this logic is the assumption that rejecting one type of oversight—religion—means rejecting all restrictions on your behavior.